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Winter weather emergencies: resources

Monday, January 13th, 2014

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, deep freeze, snow storms, and icy conditions are facts of life this time of year. For tips on keeping safe this winter, check out the Winter Weather Emergencies health topic page on MedlinePlus:

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: New MedlinePlus Health Topics

Monday, January 6th, 2014

MedlinePlus has new health topics on hypothyroidism (low thyroid activity) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid disease).

Hypothyroidism (MedlinePlus):

Hyperthyroidism (MedlinePlus):

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: Resources

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The Disaster Information Management Research Center has developed a list of health-information resources related to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda recovery efforts:

The Emergency Access Initiative, which “provides temporary free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public affected by disasters,” has been activated until December 9, 2013:

The American Public Health Association has published a blog posting on “What to do when disaster strikes somewhere else”:



MedlinePlus Health Topic: G6PD Deficiency

Monday, August 12th, 2013

MedlinePlus has a new Health Topic page for G6PD Deficiency, a genetic condition which can cause anemia, jaundice and other health problems.  The condition affects mainly males of African, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descent, including 1 in 10 African American males.

Access resources at the Health Topic page:

New MedlinePlus Health Topics: Retinal Detachment and Collapsed Lung

Monday, July 1st, 2013

MedlinePlus, the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends, has two new Health Topic pages. At each Health Topic page, you can find information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, as well as multimedia resources such as pictures and tutorials and links to literature, physician directories and clinical trials.

Retinal Detachment Health Topic page:

Collapsed Lung Health Topic page:

The Latest Health News

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Would you like to stay up-to-date with the latest health news? On the MedlinePlus homepage, you can sign up to receive emails with the latest health news on topics that matter to you the most. When you sign up, you can select from over 900 health topics. And, you have the opportunity to select e-newsletters from other government agencies including, NIH Director’s Blog, updates, AHRQ Effective Health Care Announcements, and many others.

Sign up for MedlinePlus Health News,

National Library of Medicine Launches “Outreach to Specific Populations” Listserv

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the creation of a new Outreach to Specific Populations listserv <>. This free information system will provide health information professionals, librarians, advocates, healthcare professionals, students and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building and community engagement. This discussion forum will enable participants to stay informed about health information resources, services and programs tailored to specific populations, as well as connect with colleagues in the field and benefit from discussions that address best practices, challenges and gaps associated with health information outreach to specific populations. It was created by the Outreach & Special Populations Branch in the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS).

Information distributed through the OSP Listserv (NLM_OSP-L) will include but not be limited to:

Health information outreach programs and services tailored to specific populations (i.e. Students/Educators, Health Professionals, Minorities, Women, Seniors, etc.)

Information resources addressing health topics ranging from HIV/AIDS and Environmental Health to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Announcements of funding opportunities

Notices of national, state and/or local meetings and conference

Information and technological resources for and about specific populations

Training opportunities

Best practices, trends, new ideas

Publications, articles, and research findings related to health information outreach

To learn more about the list and how to subscribe visit:

NIH Challenge! Data Rx: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic Challenge

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

NIH: Challenge. Data Rx: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic Challenge. Create an infographic to inform and educate the general public in interesting, novel, and creative ways about prescription drug abuse dangers.

Learn more:

Funding Opportunities Roundup

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care Loan Guarantee Program

Bureau of Primary Health Care  – Loan program to Section 330 health centers to obtain a loan guarantee for the financing of a medical facility construction, renovation and modernization.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans with Families Reintegration Program

U.S. Department of Labor – Awards grants to organizations that provide services to homeless female veterans and veterans with families, and assist them with finding and retaining meaningful employment.

Deadline: June 14, 2013

For more information:


HUD Section 242: Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Loan program to help hospitals finance new construction, refinancing, and modernization or to purchase major movable equipment such as hospital beds, wheeled equipment, and office machines.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Emergency Disaster Grant Program

American Dental Association – Provides assistance to members of the dental profession who have lost property in a declared disaster and supports organizations that can provide emergency dental care in areas affected by disasters.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Family and Youth Services Bureau Basic Center Program

Administration for Children and Families – Provides grants to community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.

Deadline: July 22, 2013

For more information:


National Library of Medicine Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

National Library of Medicine  – Funds for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders, and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Deadline: June 20, 2013

For more information:


Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program (RAED)

Office of Rural Health Policy – Offers grants to rural community organizations for the purchase, placement, and training in the use of automated external defibrillators.

Deadline: June 17, 2013

For more information:


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Bi-Annual Grant

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Provides grants to its nonprofit member organizations to develop or enhance educational and support services.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Coordinating Center for Access to Services for Children and Youths with Epilepsy

Maternal and Child Health – Funds a coordinating center to support state and regional epilepsy grantees in their efforts to implement services for children and youths with epilepsy, particularly those residing in rural and medically underserved areas.

Deadline: June 17, 2013

For more information:

Mobile Disaster Information Resources

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Resource Center compiles a list of disaster apps and mobile optimized web pages. You will find apps and mobile sites for disaster medicine tools, psychological health tools, hazardous events, disease outbreaks, and disasters in libraries.

Learn more at: